Home & Away: Calligraphy

Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures includes a popular Knitbot pattern: Calligraphy.  This design was originally published in Interweave Knits in 2011, then repackaged as an individual pattern knit in Madelinetosh.  Many happy knitters have completed versions of this cardigan posted on Ravelry if you'd like some inspiration!

Calligraphy is truly a classic design for the modern knitter, with a fitted body knit in dk weight yarn, a wide collar, and oversized buttons.

The pictured sweater from this book is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of Home & Away!

In both versions, the bands are picked up and knitted last.

If you are in-between sizes, I suggest sizing up for this design. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 35 (38.5, 42.25, 45.5)[49.5, 53, 56.75, 60.25]" / 88.5 (98, 107, 116.5) [125.5, 135, 144, 153.5] cm Shown in size 35" / 88.5 cm with 2.5" / 6.5 cm of positive ease. 

YARN

10 (11, 12, 14)[15, 17, 18, 20] skeins Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% wool; 181 yd / 166 m per 50 g skein) in Kumlien’s Gull OR 1575 (1825, 2050, 2300) [2575, 2825, 3100, 3350) yd / 1450 (1675, 1875, 2100)[2350, 2575, 2825, 3050] m of dk weight yarn

NEEDLES

US 6 / 4.0 mm:

32" / 80 cm circular needle

set of double-pointed needles

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS

Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, split ring markers, tapestry needle, 8 (8, 8, 9)[9, 9, 10, 10] 1.5" / 4 cm buttons, sewing needle and matching thread

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st